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Holiday Show Submissions

ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Our goal is to provide a venue for the exhibit and sale of handcrafted, artistic, and functional works of art during the holiday months. We are looking for gift items such as jewelry, handwoven or hand-dyed fiber items, ceramics, distinctive stationery, hand-illustrated books, sculptures, hand-painted decorative or functional pieces, glass art objects, paintings, lithographs, photographs, handcrafted toys, and more. We encourage holiday-themed items. Our Annual Holiday Show and Sale is open during gallery hours  Wednesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 5:30 pm.

The Holiday Show and Sale will take place Nov. 26th through Dec. 23rd, 2022. If accepted, artists are expected to drop off items at the gallery during gallery hours on Saturday November 19th, 2022, unless otherwise arranged.

When reviewing work, the Committee jurors will be using the following criteria:

  • Technical Skill: craftsmanship, mastery of medium, attention to detail, and finish.
  • Originality/Creativity: distinctive style and/or creative process, uniqueness, and aesthetics.
  • Other Considerations: Work that is new to Arts Visalia and not shown in Visalia for at least three months; connection to the local area; creating a wide array of gift items for the Annual Holiday Show & Sale.

Artists will be contacted if work has been accepted. Arts Visalia retains the final decision regarding acceptance of artwork. The Gallery Curator will determine the display and installation of the artwork. Arts Visalia strives to balance quality, artistry, uniqueness, and price in our selection of handmade works of art created primarily by local and regional artists.

ARTIST’S SUBMISSION REQUIRED GUIDELINES (DEADLINE OCTOBER 14th, 2022):

  1. Images representative of work to be included in the Holiday Show and Sale.
  2. Pricing of items you plan to include. (Please be aware that Arts Visalia takes 25% commission.)
  3. Bio/artist statement (optional but suggested)
  4. Emailed (preferred) to info@artsvisalia.org by OCTOBER 14th, 2022
  5. Physical applications can be mailed to P.O. Box 251, Visalia, CA, 93279 and must be received by OCTOBER 14th, 2022. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted.
    • Include images on a thumb drive or CD/DVD for consideration by the Exhibition and Gift Shop Committee. Any materials submitted, including thumb drives, will not be returned to the artist.
    • Applications may be dropped off at the gallery but will not be reviewed or discussed with the artist at that time.
    • Arts Visalia will notify artist on the status of their application no later than Oct. 22nd.

SALES POLICY:

Consignment Sales-Arts Visalia will receive payment for sales, including State of California sales tax, and retain 25% of the sales price as a sales commission. Artists will be compensated 75% of the sales price.
Payment-Payments to artists will be made in January. A list of items sold will be attached to the check so that artists can easily update their inventory.

IF ACCEPTED the following Inventory guidelines must be followed:

Artist’s Inventory-Artists must complete the gallery inventory sheet listing each item accepted by Gallery Staff. It is the artist’s responsibility to double check inventory during drop off and pick up of work.
Item Labels-Each item must be labeled to coincide with the inventory sheet, including artist name, item number, and price. Items will not be accepted without complete labels.
Condition of Artwork-All artwork must be in new, clean, dust-free condition with secure hanging wires, bases, or fittings.
Storage-December 23rd is the final day of the Holiday Show. Artists will be expected to pick up all of their work by end of day on December 28th, 29th or 30th or to make other arrangements. Please be aware that Arts Visalia has limited storage space and is not able to hold your items past Dec. 30th. If your work is not picked up by December 30th, a $5.00/week storage charge will be assessed. After 60 days Arts Visalia will consider work left at the gallery as a donation to Arts Visalia and will reserve the right to sell the work with all proceeds going to Arts Visalia

Theft or Breakage-Arts Visalia will make every effort to keep artwork safe while in our care. Arts Visalia does not insure consigned gallery items and is not liable for loss or damage due to any cause. If artwork needs insurance, the artist must have a rider attached to their own policy to include Arts Visalia for the period of time the work is displayed at the gallery.

Arts Visalia does not accept late applications and will reject any application that does not follow the required guidelines listed above.

Questions? Please call Arts Visalia at 559-739-0905 or email Michelle Goans at info@artsvisalia.org

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